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8 a.m. ET: Major League Soccer has grown by leaps and bounds since its inaugural season in 1996, but one thing was frozen in time.
That year, "Rocket" Roy Lassiter led the league with 27 goals. It became a single-season record, as many tried and failed to reach that number in the following years.
Chris Wondolowski can break Lassiter's record. The San Jose Earthquakes striker has bagged 26 goals in 2012, and he stands on the brink of history. If he scores twice in San Jose's final regular season game he will set a new standard in American soccer.
The Earthqukes, winners of this season's Supporters Shield, visit the Portland Timbers on Saturday, and all eyes will be on the man they call "Wondo." The 29-year-old has powered a San Jose attack which leads the league in goals. If there are holes in Portland's defense -- the third worst in MLS -- it's likely Wondolowski will find them.
We'll be watching, as Wondolowski's c...
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San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski has scored his 27th goal of the season, tying the MLS single-season record set by Roy Lassiter of Tampa Bay in 1996.
Wondolowski booted a penalty kick into the lower left corner of the net in the 24th minute to give the Earthquakes a 1-0 lead after Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was whistled for taking out Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart...
Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
Wondolowski scored in the 24th minute, matching the record set by Roy Lassiter of Tampa Bay in 1996. The 29-year-old forward booted a penalty kick into the lower left corner of the net after...
Chris Wondolowski scored his 27th goal of the season as the San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers played out a...
Before Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes can begin their run toward an MLS Cup, the star scorer has one final shot at making league history.
Wondolowski needs two goals Saturday to become the league's single-season record holder as the visiting Earthquakes look to extend their undefeated stretch to nine matches when they conclude the regular season against the Portland...
San Jose 1 – 1 Portland
The Portland Timbers finished up their 2012 MLS Season on Saturday when the played host to MLS Western Conference leaders, the San Jose Earthquakes.
After all that happened this season for the Timbers, Portland finished the season strong with a draw against San Jose.
Despite surrendering a record-tying goal to do-it-all player Chris Wondolowski, the...